Find more information of the Aubrac Bulls available from the below list.
Please consult with our Office to check availability of Straws.
AI In France
The French bull testing station of “La Borie de l’Aubrac”.
Every year in France , approximately one hundred males are chosen on their individual performance : growth rate, conformation and functional characteristics. At the end of the intake the index is calculated by INRA (French breeding institute) based on daily weight gain weight for age, muscular development and skeletal development.
The animals are chosen for AI by a group of breeders appointed by the herd book and AI companies. 3 or 4 are picked by Midatest to go in to AI and the rest is sold to breeders through the station (private sale and auction).
What is the selection criteria?
On their mother : fertility : average calving interval, longevity ,number of calvings, age at first calving, milking ability and ease of calving.
On the bull before entering the station : date of birth : preferably mid December to mid March, genealogy, weight at weaning, skeletal and muscular development, Functional ability. Must conform to the breed characteristics.
On the animal at the station : precocity : ability to show an adult format very quickly. Growth rate : weight for age, daily weight gain, monthly weighing and scoring at intake and coming out of the station.
Hardiness : feed efficiency on rough forage : ¾ of the ration is hay. Evaluation of the legs after being tied up (5 months on concrete). Calving ability : internal measurement of the pelvic opening.
Interactive Site: http://www.race-aubrac.com/en/outils/visite-interactive-borie.php
Bulls available in Ireland:
- Progressive Genetics- Duches ( DSH), Turin (TIN), Perlou (PRZ) , Rockhill Urbano(RLU)
- Dovea Genetics: Tenor (TNX)
- Bova AI– DPZ
- ICBF G€N€ Ireland Maternal Beef Breeding Programme- Ballinclea Iveco (VEZ) (Contact ICBF or Society office for more information)
To avail of the straws from the Irish AI Companies, contact your local AI Technician/ Breeding Adviser.
There are also a number of Bulls available through the Society from Midatest, France.
To purchase these straws contact the Society office on 051- 641106 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download and fill the form with correct details and payment to purchase these Straws and return to the Society office-
Irish Aubrac Cattle Breed Society
Deerpark Farm Services
Co. Tipperary .
Straws are available to purchase by both Pedigree and Commercial Breeders.
Please ensure you include a second choice of bull and include AI Codes. See list of codes here
Price: €25 Euro from 1- 10 Straws ordered.
€20 Euro for 11 Straws and upwards.
We also have a committee of experienced Aubrac Breeders within the Society that can assist with selection of sires for both pedigree and commercial cows and heifers.
Committee Members 2015:
Francis Donohoe: 087-2518332
Francis Butler: 086-1647442
John Walsh: 0876786466
Mireille Mc Call: 0863451373
Download the purchase form here